The New York Post reports rivals Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow are gearing up for a box-office showdown as Miramax prepares to release their movies at the same time. Both stars have films with Harvey Weinstein’s company – Lopez with Robert Redford in ‘An Unfinished Life’ and Paltrow in ‘Proof’ – and both are hoping that Miramax’s mighty marketing division will push them as Oscar contenders — but an insider says J.Lo is getting favored treatment.
‘Maid’ Co-Star Insists Jennifer Lopez Is No Diva
May 14, 2004 – Sky News reports Bob Hoskins, who appeared in ‘Maid In Manhattan’ with Jennifer, dismisses talk that the star is a diva. “This is not the girl that I know. We had afternoon tea every day in her trailer,” Hoskins said. “I found her to be sweet and funny – not at all like the PR spin you see in the press.”
Feds Butt Into Heroin Gang’s ‘J.Lo’ Sales
May 14, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports Manhattan federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment that charged 20 members of a drug gang with hawking ‘J.Lo heroin’ — apparently named after Bronx born Jennifer Lopez — along a three-block strip of Daly Ave. Prosecutors said the gang also sold heroin with other catchy brand names, including Sean John, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs’ clothing line.